May 2019 Owens Valley-Mount Whitney Mosquito Warning


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 13 May 2019

 

MOUNTAIN HEALTH & SAFETY

In California, Now…
Aedes aegypti feeding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Wiki. Image by Muhammad Mahdi Karim.
Aedes aegypti feeding in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. "...Originally found in tropical and subtropical zones, but now found on all continents except Antarctica, " Wiki. Image by Muhammad Mahdi Karim.

 

East Flank Preps for Skeeter Onslaught: Are You Ready?

Officials bracing for the mosquito invasion,
Sierra Wave, May 9, 2019.

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2019 a Potentially Heavy Mosquito Season
"...a joint communication from the Mono County Health Department and the Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement Program (OVMAP): Big snow years can mean big mosquito seasons and we are expecting some bugs!"

WNV Present, but, "Uncommon"
"Local authorities expect large numbers of mosquitoes in our area this spring due to lots of snowmelt and runoff. West Nile Virus has affected people in the Eastern Sierra in recent years, although to date it remains uncommon."

Bad Bugs and Tropical Diseases are HERE
Aedes Aegypti
"...public health experts are monitoring the spread of invasive Aedes mosquitoes such as the Aedes aegypti, and albopictus which have been introduced into the United States from other countries and established themselves from San Diego to the Central Valley. Invasive Aedes mosquitoes can also spread other viral diseases that we would rather not have in our region, including dengue, yellow fever, Zika and Chikungunya."

Closer & Closer
"...none of these viruses are currently known to be transmitted within California, but thousands of people are infected with these viruses in other parts of the world, including in Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Asia."

Advice
Owens Valley Mosquito Abatement Program is on the job...

"Use Insect repellents. Insect repellents reduce the chance of being bitten and will also
generally repel ticks and other biting creatures."

"Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants for additional protection. In higher risk areas, such as during international travel to places with significant rates of malaria or mosquitoborne viruses, consider treating clothes with permethrin. The Culex mosquitoes that can carry West Nile Virus are mostly active at dusk and dawn so mosquito avoidance measures are particularly valuable at those times."

 

 

Why is this Happening?
WNV, Aedes Aegypti, denguge & etc threatening California.

Exposure to Deadly Aedes Mosquitoes & their Diseases Doubling with Global Warming

 

Climate Change Triggering Return of New, & Eradicated Mosquitos & diseases

 

SKEETER NEWS 2018: Warming Climate Spreading Skeeters, Ticks, & their Diseases

 

Whats Happening
Aggressive nonnative mosquitoes spreading across state carry disease risk

 

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DEET Resistance Aids Transmission of West Nile Virus

 

Mosquito News: Dengue Effectiveness rises with Heat, & Information on Dengue in the USA

 

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